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In the Press: SB 1384 and Living Wage Jobs for Rehabilitated Women

August 14, 2014 | by
As part of the Let Her Work project, Equal Rights Advocates is a proud co-sponsor of SB 1384, currently pending before the California State Senate. The bill would open up a pipeline to living wage healthcare jobs for people with certain past criminal convictions. Currently, people with those convictions are automatically removed from the certification process, losing their opportunity to become certified nurse’s assistants. This industry, which is female-dominated and offers living wage jobs, is one of a select group that bars people with certain convictions from getting the necessary certificate to work.

Read on for a story in the East Bay Express about misguided opposition to Sb 1384.

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